May 30, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Education (Non-Certification), MEd

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Program Overview

For certified teachers who want to increase the effectiveness of their pedagogy and impact on student learning, the Master of Education degree program offers practical application of current research-based best practices. Courses are delivered in on-line format and candidate may enter program at any time. The Master of Education degree is a 33-hour program that does not lead to program certification. The candidate is recommended for graduation upon the completion of all academic and extra-academic requirements.

Admission Requirements

The applicant must meet the following requirements to be eligible for enrollment in the Master of Education program:

  • submit a “College of Education Graduate Studies Admission Application;”
  • submit official transcripts from all prior colleges or universities;
  • have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 for all course work or the last 60 hours of course work;
  • submit a copy of a valid South Carolina teaching certificate or out-of-state equivalent;
  • submit a reference form from the applicant’s school principal and two other colleagues;
  • submit a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper), 220 (computer) or 75 (Internet) is required; if English is not the first language of the candidate,
  • provide proof of a current Visa if the candidate is an International student.

Provisional Status

At the discretion of the Dean of the College of Education, a degree-seeking applicant who does not meet all the requirements for admission to a respective program may be admitted with the status of “Provisional.” In order to reach full admission in a graduate degree program, the student with “Provisional” status must reconcile any admission deficiency(ies) before the completion of nine (9) credit hours of graduate work. The “Provisional” student who does not resolve any admission deficiency(ies) within this period may be withdrawn from the program.

Non-Degree Seeking Student (Master of Education Programs)

The student who is not seeking a Master of Education degree may enroll in a maximum of nine (9) credit hours after meeting all admission requirements for the respective program. If the student decides to become a degree-seeking student, the Coordinator of Graduate Programs must be notified.

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